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SH170 - Contemporary African and Oceanic Art From the Collection of Ray Hughes

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Woollahra Hotel
116 Queen Street Woollahra NSW

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Shapiro Gallery Annex
46 Balfour Street Chippendale
LOT 1

Bamana Puppet and Antelope Mask

Mali

painted wood, depicting a colourful antelope with a female puppet sitting on its head

Measurements:
height 120 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
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LOT 2

Yoruba Epa Mask/Headdress

Nigeria

painted wood, depicting a warrior sitting on an elephant, with male attendants (A/F)

Measurements:
height 85 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 3

Yoruba Egungun Mask/Headdress

Nigeria

painted wood, carved as a male figure with large ears

Measurements:
height 38 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,680 Incl BP
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LOT 4

Pair of Yoruba Ibeji Twins

Nigeria

carved wood and blue paint, both with typical scarification marks on their forehead and cheeks (2)

Measurements:
height 26 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,800 Incl BP
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LOT 5

Yoruba Five Headed Mask/ Headdress

Nigeria

painted wood

Measurements:
height 45 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 6

Antelope Mask

Possibly Dogon, Mali

wood, fibre and acrylic

Measurements:
height 66 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
  • sold $5,760 Incl BP
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LOT 7

West African Stool

wood, carved with a shoe stepping on a mouse

Measurements:
height 50 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 8

Yoruba Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, depicting a monkey eating corn

Measurements:
height 61 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
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LOT 9

Four Ifa Divination Trays

Nigeria or Benin

wood (4)

Measurements:
approx. length 45 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 10

African Scorpion Stool

Senegal

painted wood, the seat decorated with flag of Senegal, above a scorpion

Measurements:
height 48 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $540 Incl BP
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LOT 11

African Church Scenes

South Africa, c. 1980-1990

painted wood, comprising nine figures (9)

Measurements:
approx. height 46 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 12

Black and White Couple

South Africa, c. 1980-1990

painted wood (2)

Measurements:
height 19 cm width 35.5 cm depth 10 cm (male)
  • EStimate $500 - $700
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LOT 13

Yaka Kholuka Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

painted wood, feather, fibre, the polychrome human face surrounded by raffia, the high-rising cap surmounted by a male figure holding a gun, and topped with feathers

Measurements:
height 95 cm
  • EStimate $4,000 - $6,000
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LOT 14

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, carved with a tall crest depicting a rooster flanked by a bird and a donkey

Measurements:
height 55 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,200 Incl BP
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LOT 15

Yoruba Gelede Mask/ Headdress

Benin

wood and acrylic, carved with a green coiled snake

Measurements:
height 26 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $552 Incl BP
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LOT 16

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, carved with a fish, eel and bird

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,080 Incl BP
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LOT 17

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood and fibre, depicting two frogs and a bird

Measurements:
height 34 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
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LOT 18

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, with seated male figure and rainbow

Measurements:
height 46 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
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LOT 19

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, textile and fibre, with male figure sitting on top of the head

Measurements:
height 56 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 20

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood and fibre, depicting a chicken eating seeds

Measurements:
height 43 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 21

Ekoi or Ejagham Janiform Headcrest

Cross River Region, Nigeria

wood, leather, kaolin, fibre and metal, one horn (A/F)

Measurements:
height 69 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 22

Yoruba Oba Adenla (Crown)

Nigeria

beads and textiles, of conical form with two opposing faces and multicolour birds affixed against a white, red and black ground, the top surmounted by a large bird

Measurements:
height 100 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 23

Lega Bwami Hat

Democratic Republic of the Congo

buttons, fibre, elephant hair and cowrie shells

Measurements:
height 30 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
  • sold $1,020 Incl BP
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LOT 24

Five Namji Ritual Dolls

Cameroon

wood, beads, horn, metal, animal skin and shells, on stands (5)

Measurements:
approx. height 30 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $2,040 Incl BP
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LOT 25

Songye Kifwebe Male Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

wood, pigments and fibre, feathers, typically painted in black and red

Measurements:
height 111 cm
  • EStimate $8,000 - $12,000
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LOT 26

Songye Kifwebe Female Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

wood, pigments and fibre, typically painted in white

Measurements:
height 35 cm
  • EStimate $5,000 - $7,000
  • sold $10,200 Incl BP
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LOT 27

Mossi Figure

Ivory Coast

wood, the standing female figure with typical scarification marks on her forehead and cheeks

Measurements:
height 62 cm
  • EStimate $8,000 - $12,000
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LOT 28

Lwalwa Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

wood and fibre, on stand

Measurements:
height 30 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $3,120 Incl BP
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LOT 29

Dogon Kanaga Mask

Mali

wood, fibre, pigments and paint, on stand, crest restored

Measurements:
height 100 cm
  • EStimate $4,000 - $6,000
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LOT 30

Workshop of Kane Kwei (Ghana)

Bible Coffin Lid, 1995

wood and paint

Measurements:
height 197 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
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LOT 31

African Hand Painted Shop Sign

Ray Hughes & Sons Art Dealer in Africa

acrylic on board

Measurements:
39 x 124 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 32

African Hand Painted Barber Sign

City Boys Haircut

acrylic on board

Measurements:
37 x 123 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 33

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

'Guerisseur de 120 Maladies - Abidjan - Abobo Gare'

acrylic on board, triptych

Measurements:
100 x 182 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $4,080 Incl BP
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LOT 34

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

Spirit

acrylic on board

Measurements:
100 x 50 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 35

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

Black & White

acrylic on board

Measurements:
100 x 101 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $600 Incl BP
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LOT 36

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

'Guerisseur Traditionnel'

acrylic on board

Measurements:
97 x 120 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 37

Two African Hand Painted Doctor Signs

acrylic on board, diptych (2)

Measurements:
100 x 66 cm; 100 x 68cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $2,640 Incl BP
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LOT 38

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

'Medicament Indigene, La Sante Avant Tout'

acrylic on board

Measurements:
106 x 75 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 39

Two African Hand Painted Barbershop Signs

acrylic on board, one blue and one green (2)

Measurements:
42 x 68 cm; 42 x 63 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $840 Incl BP
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LOT 40

African Hand Painted Barbershop Sign

acrylic on board, ten figures against a grey ground

Measurements:
110 x 46
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 41

Three African Hand Painted Female Hairdresser Signs

acrylic on board (3)

Measurements:
60 x 30 cm; 60 x 50 cm; 62 x 40 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $570 Incl BP
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LOT 42

African Hand Painted Female Hairdresser Sign

acrylic on board, nine figure against a yellow and blue ground

Measurements:
82 x 48 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 43

Akan Breasted Drum

Ghana

wood, skin and paint, the oval shaped drum with figurative design in relief and two conical breasts, covered with goat hide

Measurements:
height 85 cm
  • EStimate $5,000 - $7,000
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LOT 44

Fante Asafo Flag

'We Can Even Capture the Mighty Leopard' (and protect our animals from predators), Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
110 x 140 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,200 Incl BP
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LOT 45

Fante Asafo Flag

'We Can Stand on Ant Hills and Not Be Harmed', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
86 x 145 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,680 Incl BP
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LOT 46

Fante Asafo Flag

An Asafo Captain Standing Over a Barrel of Gunpowder. A boast of Military 'Firepower', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
94 x 158 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 47

Fante Asafo Flag

'We Can Defeat You (at draughts) One Thousand Times a Day', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
84 x 139 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $1,020 Incl BP
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LOT 48

Fante Asafo Flag

Three Men with Guns and Puppeteer, Ghana

cotton cloth (A/F)

Measurements:
100 x 140 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,140 Incl BP
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LOT 49

Fante Asafo Flag

Double Headed Dragon, Ghana

cotton cloth (A/F)

Measurements:
150 x 100 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 50

Fante Asafo Flag

'When the Fruits Begin to Ripen, Birds and Frogs Will not be a Rare Sight', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
138 x 95 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,140 Incl BP
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LOT 51

Fante Asafo Flag

'The Palm Wine Pot is Never Empty', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
135 x 114 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 52

Fante Asafo Flag

‘The Fish Grow Fat for the Benefit of the Crocodile Who Rules the River’, Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
94 x 140 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
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LOT 53

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Mami Wata Shrine Figure and Boat, c. 1960-1980

painted wood

Measurements:
height 42 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
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LOT 54

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Voodoo Janus Figure, c. 1960-1980

painted wood, together with a snake (2)

Measurements:
height 53 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
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LOT 55

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Mami Wata Shrine Figure with Snake, c. 1960-1980

painted wood (A/F)

Measurements:
height 53 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 56

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Voodoo Figure of an Angel, c. 1960-1980

painted wood

Measurements:
height 53 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 57

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Missionary Carved Crucifix, c. 1960-1980

painted wood (A/F)

Measurements:
height 180 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 58

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Mami Wata Shrine Figure (Mermaid), c. 1960-1980

painted wood

Measurements:
height 59 cm
  • EStimate $2,000 - $3,000
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LOT 59

Mami Wata Shrine Figure

Togo, c. 1990

painted wood

Measurements:
height 52 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $600 Incl BP
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LOT 60

Four Ewe Venavi Voodoo Dolls

Ghana or Togo

carved and stained wood, comprising two sets of twins (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 23 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 61

Five Ewe Voodoo Dolls

Ghana or Togo

carved and stained wood, comprising two males and three females (5)

Measurements:
approx. height 25 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $420 Incl BP
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LOT 62

Three Embroidered War Hats

Nigeria, c. 1991

embroidered textile, decorated with tanks and guns, one inscribed ‘Saddam’ in support of Saddam Hussein in the 1991 Gulf War (3)

Measurements:
diameter 20 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $840 Incl BP
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LOT 63

West African Stool

wood, with reticulated inscription to front ‘Madame Pierre’

Measurements:
height 39 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $540 Incl BP
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LOT 64

Three ‘Awale’ Mancala Game Boards

Nigeria

painted wood (3)

Measurements:
approx. length 51 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $420 Incl BP
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LOT 65

Yoruba Oba Adenla (Crown)

Nigeria

beads and textile, of conical form with two opposing faces and birds affixed, the top surmounted by a multicoloured bird with a green beak, on stand

Measurements:
height 58 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 66

West African Figural Stool

painted wood

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 67

Ekoi or Ejagham Headcrest with Two Faces

Cross River Region, Nigeria

wood, leather, kaolin, fibre and metal, missing horns

Measurements:
height 35 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $600 Incl BP
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LOT 68

Four West African Slingshots

painted wood (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 40 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
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LOT 69

Divination Bowl

Nigeria

wood, carved with figures

Measurements:
height 30 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 70

Pair of Yoruba Ibeji Female Twins

Nigeria

wood, both with typical scarification marks on their forehead and cheeks (2)

Measurements:
approx. height 23 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $300 Incl BP
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LOT 71

Two Ritual Sticks from the Jo Cult

Baninko, Mali

wood, dung and organic matter

Measurements:
height 75 cm
  • EStimate $3,000 - $5,000
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LOT 72

Three Orisha Oko Ritual Staffs

Nigeria

wood and metal, on stands (3)

Measurements:
approx. height 155 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 73

Five Fon Wrought Iron Altar Staffs

Benin

the circular top with sheet metal cut out figures supported on a spike (5)

Measurements:
approx. height 110 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 74

West African Figural Stool

painted wood, fabric, carved with figures and animals

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 75

Yoruba Oba Adenla (Crown)

Nigeria

beads and textile, of conical form with two opposing faces and blue, black and red birds affixed, bird finial (A/F), on stand

Measurements:
height 59 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 76

African Dan Mask

Liberia

wood, bells, fabric and shells

Measurements:
height 34 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $240 Incl BP
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LOT 77

African Carved Board

wood, carved with figures, birds and crocodiles

Measurements:
120 x 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 78

Baule Shutter/Door

Ivory Coast

wood, carved with a female figure in high relief

Measurements:
114 x 44 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 79

Two African Shutters/Doors

wood, carved with two figures and geometric motifs (2)

Measurements:
130 x 40 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 80

African Shutter/Door

wood, carved with a male figure and geometric motifs

Measurements:
111 x 65 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 81

African Shutter/Door

wood, carved with three figures and geometric motifs

Measurements:
122 x 51 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
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LOT 82

African Shutter/Door

wood, carved with stylized animals and a central male figure

Measurements:
122 x 45 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $420 Incl BP
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LOT 83

African Hand Painted Babershop Sign

'Noircire Defriage'

acrylic on metal, together with ‘Docteur des Montres’ jeweller sign, acrylic on board (2)

Measurements:
50 x 65 cm; 90 x 34cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 84

African Hand Painted Sign

'Konan Decor'

acrylic on board

Measurements:
70 x 118 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
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3
LOT 85

African Hand Painted Bus Station Sign

'Gare Routiere'

acrylic on board, signed ‘Diane DBB Carf’, together with ’24 Av. Jan Jeaures Dakar’, acrylic on board, signed ‘Souzey’, and ‘Doctor Chirurgien Dentist’, acrylic on board, signed ‘Diane DBB Carf’ (3)

Measurements:
34 x 45.5 cm; 33 x 49 cm; 30.5 x 50 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 86

African Hand Crafted Formula 1

mixed media (A/F)

Measurements:
length 45 cm
  • EStimate $100 - $200
  • sold $240 Incl BP
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LOT 87

Hand Painted Sign

Kane Kwei Coffins, Teshie. Accra, Ghana

acrylic on board

Measurements:
39 x 82 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $336 Incl BP
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LOT 88

Two Mancala Game Boards

Nigeria

wood (2)

Measurements:
approx. length 72 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 89

Four West African Zoomorphic Wooden Stools

wood (4)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $360 Incl BP
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LOT 90

Four West African Zoomorphic Wooden Stools

wood (4)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 91

Four West African Zoomorphic Wooden Stools

wood (4)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 92

Three Zulu Milk Pails, ‘Ithunga’

South Africa

wood (3)

Measurements:
approx. height 37 cm
  • EStimate $100 - $200
  • sold $192 Incl BP
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LOT 93

Collection of African Fertilty Jewellery

wood, seeds, beads, plastic and metal, together with two slave bracelets (7)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $200 - $300
  • sold $192 Incl BP
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LOT 94

Two West African Low Chairs

wood, together with two coconut-grating stools (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 44 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 95

Serge Jolimeau (Haitian, b. 1952)

Haitian Spirit

cut-out metal sculpture, inscribed to side ‘Serge Jolimeau’

Measurements:
height 69 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 96

Tribal Low Chair

Northern Pakistan, 19th Century

wood, twine woven seat and wrought iron, together with an Ashanti stool (2)

Measurements:
height 79 cm; 27 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
Lot Details
LOT 97

African Female Figure

wood, originally seated on a pole or architectural feature

Measurements:
height 92 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 98

Collection of Kissie Pennies

West and Central Africa

metal (QTY)

Measurements:
approx. length 30 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $240 Incl BP
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LOT 99

Collection of African Edged Weapons

comprising a curved knife, a short sword and seven throwing knives (9)

Measurements:
approx. length 56 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $504 Incl BP
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LOT 100

Large African Stand

wood, together with a zoomorphic stool, and another stool (3)

Measurements:
height 21 cm (stand)
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $216 Incl BP
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